Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday Lexie!

We used to spend New Years day with my Father because it was his birthday. I miss him all the time but especially on New Years Day. My First Great Granddaugher Lexie was born on Jan. 2, just missed Dad's birthday. This card is for her Birthday and I am late mailing it to her. I just finished it last night. Hope she likes it. It is a Hanglar Stanglar image. I know she loves animals.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year!

A warm welcome to my new members. Thanks for following me.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Dani!!

My Granddaughter Danielle turned 25 on Dec. 22. It has to be hard having a birthday so close to Christmas. She loved her card. I was thrilled to make something besides a Christmas card. She loved the purple and green together.

I am entering this in a few challenges:

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge; Anything Goes
Creative Inspiraations Paint: Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: Celebrate
The Crafty Pad: anything but Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful followers. I would love to thank the two newest followers for visiting me. I have tried to visit your blogs but for some reason Google Chrome won;t let me on one of them. I will try again after Christmas because I love to follow the ones that follow me. I appreciate all of you.

This is just another Christmas Card that I gave one of the Granddaughters. I don't even remember which one I gave it to. I just have too many and it is too hectic this time of year. I'm just so grateful I got all of them a card made. I am hoping all the Grandkids remember that JESUS is the reason for the season. I am so thankful for all my many blessings.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Doing The Hokey Pokey!

This is for our monthly challenge group. Kathy sent us this darling image and she was so fun to color. Thanks Kathy, great choice. I am a little under the weather so not wanting to write a long post.

Hope you are all getting your Christmas shopping finished and the cooking and baking done. I still have 2 batches of candy to make and my house to clean but other than that I am through. I have 2 Dr. appointments next week and babysitting 2 Great Grandsons one day.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

CMC Challenge Card!

This card is for the CMC Challenge and the prizes are awesome.

** HOLIDAY JOY--in Golds. Creams & Whites**
Show your holiday joy with sparkling colors of GOLD, CREAM & WHITE!

(yes you can use some other colors like hair/skin/etc but the majority of colors should be Gold, Cream & Whites)

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, COPIC REFILLS OR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM (Or ProMarkers if you have them)


-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag


4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries

Hope you check it out here and enter a card.

I am also entering this in a few other challenges:

Simply Magnolia: Show us what you are making for Christmas
Delicious Doodles: X-travagent Xmas
Fabulous Friday: Ribbon
Prairie Fairy Challenge: Holly Jolly, no red or green
Just Add Ink: Sparkle
The Outlawz Copic or Pro Marker Challenge: Celebrate

Friday, December 16, 2011

For Scott, Debra and Family

This is going to be short and sweet! This is the card I made for my oldest son and his wife. They will be coming to stay a few days for Christmas but I have already mailed the card to them and they should have it by now.

I've got candy making to do so have to get busy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

For My Granddaughter's Secret Sister!

My Granddaughter Megan ask me to make her a gingerbread man card to give to her Secret Sister at her school's Christmas exchange. She had found a gift for her with gingerbread men on it and she loved the card I made her. I found the image online somewhere and don't remember where I got it so will need to look it up so I can give credit to the artist that drew the image.

Thanks to all my followers. I appreciate all of you and the time you take to look at my cards. It is a busy time of year and no one has a lot of spare time. I am just now finding time to go look at some blogs.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Riley starring as an Angel!

There is a card at the bottom of this post.

Here she is all dressed up for Church!

The entire cast did a beautiful job on the Church Christmas Program. Now for another card that
will be going to who else but a Great Grandchild or Granddaughter.

Thanks for looking at all of this.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Corrosive Challenge #139 Anything but CHRISTMAS and Design Team Call

Welcome to our last Corrosive Challenge of the year! We will be taking a little hiatus for the holidays so the design team can enjoy time with family and friends and rest up for the wonderful things we have planned for you for 2012! A new month means a new sponsor and do we have something fabulous lined up for you! We are proud to welcome Krista Smith of Saturated Canary digis (and Simply Sassy rubber stamps)!

This is Queen of Hearts from Saturated Canary digis.

Have a great Sunday. I'm off to Church. We are having our Christmas program today and one of my little Great Grandaughters is going to be an Angel in the program. She is so excited.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Little Angel!

Here is another Christmas Card. I have so many made that I haven't put on my blog. I hope whoever gets this card likes it. I'm working hard on finishing my cards, plus have six birthdays in December. Thanks for checking out my blog.

Entering in:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Traditional Christmas Colors
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studios: Bling and Glitter
Paper Crafting Journey: Christmas

Hoping you all have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Scott!

My oldest child is having a birthday today. It is also my friend Keri's birthday and my BIL Gene's birthday. This is a Tim Holtz image is for Scott. I am wishing him a wonderful birthday and a year with good health. He has heart problems, has lots of angina attacks and has a lot of heart damage. Love you Scott! I published this early, his actual birthday is Dec. 7.

Entering this in this challenge:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas Alex!

Here is another Magnolia Snowman and of course it is for one of the Grandkids. I'm going to be finished in a couple of days with my Christmas cards. I hope so anyway. I think this one will be good for one of the guys. For the older ones I slip a gift card inside and that is okay with them. I am thinking this one will be for Alex. He is autistic and loves to get lots of money so for him I stick in 20-$1.00 bills and he loves it. I still shop for the really small ones, actually 8yr on down. The rest are older 12 on up to their 30's. This year for the first time I am excluding gift cards for the ones that have children. It is too much with 17 Grandkids and then the 17 greats plus there are 3 on the way...someday they will all just get cards if they keep having little ones. I do love each and everyone of them.

Have an awesome day.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Merry Christmas Danielle!

The light wasn't very good for taking photos as it is raining and pretty dreary today. That makes it a good weekend to craft, color and put together some cards. I don't intend to leave the house except for Church tomorrow morning. Wishing you all a great weekend.
This is another of the Christmas Dreams collection. You can;t really see the sparkle on the tinsel that she is putting on the tree, but it is there.

I am entering this in a few challenges:

Simply Magnolia: sketch
The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #41: Christmas
Crafty Cats Challenge: The colors of Christmas with Sparkle
Just Magnolia: Anything Goes with the option of sparkle

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Card for CMC Bookendz!

I love this Crissy Armstrong image. This is for the Bookendz Group and the card is for the book we have been reading. The book is Einstein and Emily, by Linda Francis Lee and it is a fabulous book. Can't wait to see what our next book will be. Every book has been great so if you love to read you should check it out HERE. At the end of each month we have a party to discuss the book and Suzanne gives away prizes and they are great prizes that any crafter would love to have. You do not have to be taking Suzanne's Copic classes to join her challenges or bookclub.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kids having fun with Snow!

Here is another card for Grandchildren. I really love the LOTV stamps and have so many of them that haven't seen ink yet. This time of year there is just not enough time in the day.

I haven't even got my Christmas tree up or any decorations out but am planning on doing that tomorrow.

Have a great day everyone.
I am entering this in these challenges:

LOTV Challenge Blog:
Anything Goes
Cards And More Challenge: Snowflakes
Partytime Tuesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Corrosive Challenge #138 Case A Member

Today's challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog is to case one of the DT members card. This is mine and it is not on the blog yet. I can't believe I forgot. Very sorry and can't believe I did that. I've been doing it quite awhile and think it is my responsibility to follow thru, but did plain forget. Anyway, I hope you join us this next two weeks. Can't wait to see what you do.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all my friends and family a Happy Thanksgiving. I'm praying for safe travel for all of us that are Traveling even if it is just a few miles and thinking of all of you. Enjoy your family and have fun if you are a football fan.

This card is for one of the Great Grandson's. I love Hanglar and Stanglar images and think this one is so cute. Again, have a great Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


We've spent the evening out at Osage Hills State Park which is about 8 miles out of town. My Stepdaughter and her family always rent a cabin out there for Thanksgiving week. It is a beautiful place to stay and the cabins are so neat this time of year with the beautiful autumn colors on all the trees. It has lots of hiking trails and the Grandkids love it out there. They still come into town and spend time here with us and we go out there and spend the evenings drinking hot chocolate around a campfire and just visiting. Sometimes the weather is really nice and some years it is much colder. This year is supposed to be in the high 60's in the afternoons after tomorrow so that will be great hiking weather.

My card is a LOTV Christmas image. I love their stamps and this card is for another Grandchild and for LOTV's challenge to make a Christmas Card for someone special.

LOTV Challenge Blog: Christmas Card for Someone Special

Friday, November 18, 2011

Another Christmas Maggie!

It is a good thing that I have lots of girls to make cards for. I'm not sure who will get this one. The image was left over from a kit from last year and added new papers with it. I also don't know why I didn't sit her on something like I usually do.

I've got a busy day tomorrow. Been cleaning for a few days since we have company coming on Sunday. Have a great Saturday everyone.

I'm entering this in one challenge:
The Outlawz Pro marker or Copic Challenge: shopping

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Outlawz Christmas Ornament

This is a new challenge at the Outlawz! Below I copied what Sandi wrote at the beginning of the challenge.
"Welcome to the new Creative Freebie Challenge! Anne and I are so excited to start a new challenge with the digis we have been drawing."

"We will give you four free digital images to start. You then have two weeks to enter at least one project in the challenge using the provided digis. Entering the challenge will enable you to receive the next set of images. Every two weeks we will send you four new images. To recieve the new images you will have to friend both Sandi and Anne."

I just thought some of you might be interested. The four free digi's were are very cute and fun to work with.

I'm finally through with my storage building until spring.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Silver, Blue and White!

This is my favorite Tilda of all the cuties in the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. This is going to be a busy day. I have a storage building to clean out before it gets any colder. I don't really have to clean it out, just need to move things around so my Christmas tree and decorations are closer to the front instead of in the back. The silver backing is a lot prettier in real life and I am not a good photographer. I am hoping you all have a wonderful day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious: Inspiration challenge
Magnolia-licious Highlights: Inspiration photos
Simply Magnolia: Anything Goes
ABC Challenge: D is for Dazzle

Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Monthly Image Challenge!

I have both October and November cards today. I belong to a group on SCS where we each do the same image to see how different our styles are. All of the cards turn out fabulous and it is really fun to see what your friends do with the same image. Here is November's.

This is October's. If you would like to see what the rest of the ladies have made, you can see the other cards here. Each month is listed in either #2 or #3 post.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Corrosive Challenge # 137

Our challenge this week is Give Thanks. Join us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog for some fun challenges. My card is a thank you card for our Nephew and Niece who hosted us at the family reunion we recently attended. They were such sweet hosts so I made this and will include a short letter inside.

Our weather is beautiful today and tomorrow and then by Wednesday it is supposed to be down to 17 degrees and to me, that is very cold. Hope your weather is better next week than ours is predicted to be. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Another Christmas Tilda!

I have always loved the Christmas season. I have so much to be thankful for. I have a very loving family and lots of them. I keep myself occupied making them all cards for the seasons. I love doing it for them as there are so many I can't get gifts for all of them. I just get presents for the little ones and there are 17 of them with 2 on the way. The two new ones won't be here for Christmas this year though.

I'm crazy about Magnolia stamps and so that is why my blog has a Magnolia on it so often. I really like this one and hope you do too.

I'm entering this in a few challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon:Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Reds
Dutch Dare Card Challenges:punches or dies

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Bryce!

Another Great Grandson is having a birthday on Saturday. I hope it warms up because his birthday is at a city park which will give all the kids lots of room to run off all that excess energy they seem to have. This card is also for CMC challenge for a boy card. There are some fun challenges at CMC. You don't have to be taking Suzanne's classes to enter the challenges or belong to the chats. Come over and chat with us.

Entering this in these challenges:

CMC: boys
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes with Brown
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: use a digi. I used a Mo Manning digi images

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pink Christmas!

This image came from Magnolia's Fall kit. I really like this image and knew when I saw it that I would sit her on the Santa hat that also came with the kit.

I can't believe we had 2 earthquakes here in Oklahoma. The first one happened at 2:00 AM on Saturday morning, woke me up. The second one at around 11:00PM right after the Oklahoma State Cowboys football game. The second one was really shaking our home, a few things fell off shelves etc. No one could believe it. It was felt in Joplin, Mo, in Ark. and they are saying it was felt in southern Illinois. It was a 5.6 earthquake. 2011 in Oklahoma we had the coldest temps ever, the hottest temps ever and the biggest earthquake ever..hope we don't have another year like this.

Have a great Sunday everyone!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Creative Inspiration Paint: Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers: Christmas

A Gem of a Challenge Blog: Cold and Frosty

Friday, November 4, 2011

Buttons & Lace!

This card was made for the Simply Magnolia Challenge to use buttons and lace. It is an older Magnolia but I really like her. I bought her in Kansas City when I was there for some Copic lessons with Suzanne. They were so fun and nobody had to dance at our class which you had to do if you had a negative attitude.

I am entering this in these challenges:
Simply Magnolia: buttons & lace
4 Crafty Chicks: die cuts
CCEEStampers: lace, twine,flowers, buttons,rhinestones, use four
Simon Says: buttons
Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Baby for Nephew!

Our nephew and niece just adopted a presious little boy. They got him when he was 2 days old and it is the first child for them. This is the card I made for them and they really liked it. Of course it went with a gift.

Hope you have a wonderful day. I'm off to do some grocery shopping.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Tonight we will all be visited by lots of little ghosts and goblins. I've already seen a lot of my Great Grandkids in costume. We have everyone from Batman and Robin to a Goddess! I am looking forward to seeing all the kids in our neighborhood and from our family. Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween.

I'm posting my last 3 cards. The two bottom ones went to our 5 mo old great granddaughters.
I'm also entering the top card in a few challenges.

Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge: Halloween
Hooked on Crafts Challenge: Halloween

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Corrosive Challenge #136 With A Flourish!

My card this week for the Corrosive Challenge, With A Flourish is a Hanglar Stanglar image. The flourish is cut with a Magnolia Die. It is my favorite of all the flourish dies out there. She was a lot of fun to color. I have one more Halloween card to finish after church tomorrow and I will be finished with Halloween cards this year.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

I am entering this in a few challenges.
Craft Your Days Away: Autumn
Totally Paper Crafts: Glitter It.
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: Sparkle Challenge

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Sweet Tilda

I made this card because I couldn't wait to use my new Magnolias from the Sweet Christmas dreams collection. This card is for the my book club, Bookendz. I hope more of you will enter a card because there are really good prizes and it is a fun thing to do and I also hope more of you will join our Bookendz Book Club. We get our new book Nov. 1 at the discussion of the October book. Suzanne Dean has organized the entire thing and she is so much fun.

I am also entering this in these challenges.
Partytime Tuesday: Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Tilda!

I've got a cute Tilda to enter in a few challenges. I thought this was one of the cutest Tilda's until I saw the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. There is some real cuties in it. My favorite is the Tilda holding the snow heart and do I have it, NO! I got the Fall kit and 5 other I ordered but forgot to order that one so will have to wait awhile to order. I spent too much money in Oct. on them.

I am entering this in these challenges:

Totally Tilda: use leaves
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Fun 4 Fall
Magnolia Down Under: Getting Punchy
Crafty Boots Challenge: Autumn or Halloween

Thank you SS!

These cards are some more that I've made with my SS package. I've already put 3 or 4 on here that I made with it and so far I have made 9 cards out of the images and goodies that were in my Sept. kit. SS thanks so much for all the great goodies I recieved and giving me so many fun images to work with for all my Great grandkids. You are a wonderful SS.

We got home late yesterday from our Family reunion. We had lots of fun and really enjoyed visiting with everyone.

Wishing my Granddaughter Nickie a Happy Birthday.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

For Steve!

This is my son's birthday card. His birthday isn't until Nov. 8 but wanted to make sure I had his card finished. The one below was my Grandson Travis's birthday card. His birthday is already passed, it was Oct. 1st.

I am in a motel in Durant, OK. We are getting ready to go meet the rest of our family for a family reunion. We are going to our Nephew's house to spend the day just visiting and sharing photos etc. Everyone is taking cameras and computers and copying everyone's photos so I need to get off of here and pack this computer.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Birthday!

Wow! I have had a fabulous birthday today. I received so many birthday wishes from friends and family that I feel very special. Thank you everyone!

I have another Halloween card. This one was for Riley who happened to see it and ask for it. She said she loved it, and would really take good care of it if I let her have it so I did. She is one of my Greats and is 8 yrs. old.

I just have a few more cards to finish and I will be through for another year.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

From the Pumpkin Patch!

This is a cute little digi image I got quite a few weeks ago and finally had time to color her and make her into a card for Annabelle, on of my Great Granddaughters who is 13. I hope she likes it. She dabbles a little in cardmaking once in awhile. She lives in California so I only see her about once a year. It's going in the mail tomorrow.

I'm entering her in a few challenges:
The Outlawz Paper A La Mode! Halloween or Pumpkin

Creative Cardcrew Challenge: Halloween

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: Fall Colors

Papertake Weekly: Spooky Hues

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did. I saw my family, stamped and colored and went to church so it was a great weekend. I have some things to get finished as we will be out of town this weekend for a family reunion. I think we have about a 5 hr drive which I am not to excited about but it will be fun to see everyone.

This card was made for several challenges:
CMC Challenge: Halloween
Through The Craftroom Door: Halloween
Totally Tilda Challenge Blog:Halloween
Simply Magnolia: Halloween
The Crazy Challenge: Halloween

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Corrosive Challenge "Flying Things"!

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge! Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Purple Passion challenge! We enjoyed seeing your take on the theme and hope you'll play along again this fortnight with our new challenge. "Flying Things" is our theme for the next two weeks.We are sponsored this month by two fabulous companies: Doodle Pantry and Karen's Doodles!

Here's my card for this week. It is a darling Karen's Doodles image. Have a great Sunday everyone! Thanks to all my followers for the sweet comments you leave me. It does encourage me to try new things and new techniques.

Friday, October 14, 2011

More Halloween Cards!

These two cards and many more that I have made came from my September SS package that she sent me several weeks ago. It was a pretty awesome package filled with goodies that I love to use, rhinestones, felt clouds, beautiful ribbons, darling stamp and lots of fun images. Will have more on my blog next week.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spiders & Pumpkins!

This is another Halloween card for one of my Granddaughters or Greats. I guess you can tell that I love Magnolias. I have a minimum of 36 Halloween cards to get made and some in the mail, but most I can hand out to the kids.

Hope you are having some beautiful fall weather. We are until Sunday and it is supposed to be 85 degrees and then on Tuesday a cold front is coming in and they say it could be as low as 35 on tuesday morning and then warm up to the 50's. I was hoping for lots of good fall weather, but looks like that is wishful thinking.

I'll have more Halloween cards to post by Friday.

I'm entering this in a few challenges.

Simon Says Stamp: Halloween or Goth
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog: Halloween
Paper Pretties Challenge Blog: Halloween Inspiration